Auctions | April 24, 2017

Theology, 16th-Century, Mystery, West at National Book Auctions

April29_01_pics.jpgITHACA, NY--National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next auction catalog. 

This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera. A quantity of author-signed books from a large private collection will be offered as well as a substantial array of early Christian printings in vellum and leather bindings.            

Antique and rare books in this catalog include numerous titles. Among the earliest examples are the 1580 printing of "Opera Tertulliani et Arnobii Quotquot ab Interitu Vindicari," Augustinus' "Opera Tomis Undecim Comprehensa," produced in eleven folio volumes in 1651, and the 1647 printing of "Eyxoaotion Sive Ritvale Graecorvm Complectens Ritvs," featuring folding engraved plates. Additional rare pieces include the 1866 first published edition of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," the 1902 La Salle limited edition of "The Works of Frances Parkman," produced in twenty volumes, and the Lincoln Memorial University limited edition of "The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln," published in 1894 in twelve leather-bound volumes.                     

Several pleasing collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is a substantial group of offerings from an estate library of author-signed books, including both fiction and historical writings. Notables from this collection include names such as Leslie Charteris, Roald Dahl, J. K. Rowling, P. G. Wodehouse, Louis L'Amour, and many others. Early theological texts dating from the 16th century forward will be offered, with many titles relating to Catholicism and most bound in vellum or full calf. Other vintage and antique tomes also include subject areas such as arctic and polar exploration, the American West, Native American Indians, Audubon, decorative antique, multi-volume sets, and more.    

Found throughout this catalog are interesting ephemera offerings. These lots include antique photographs, stereoviews, Americana, Civil War-related, original antique correspondence, billheads, rare prints of photogravure works by Yousuf Karsh, maps, antique magazines, issues of Derriere le Miroir, 1930's German cigarette trading card albums, postcards, and other interesting items.    

National Book Auctions is a public auction service specializing in books, ephemera, and art. National Book Auctions is a targeted service offering experience and expertise unique to marketing antique and modern books and ephemera for consignors and collectors alike. The upcoming auctions will feature a wide assortment of collectible, signed, and first edition books. For more information, please contact the gallery at 607-269-0101 or email